Saving library as a template isn't keeping changes

AAK1 26 Reputation points

I have a SharePoint Online library with a number of different columns. I have deleted a column want to save that library as a list. When I add that template, the column that I deleted has reappeared. How do I save the template and not have it include the deleted column?

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  1. CaseyYang-MSFT 10,326 Reputation points

    Hi @AAK1 ,

    Did you delete the column before save library as template?

    Per my test, I saved a library as template after delete a column then add this template the deleted column didn't appear.

    1.Delete column.


    2.Save this library as template.
    Settings > Library settings > Save document library as template


    3.Classic site contents > add an app > select library template


    My test result:


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  2. AAK1 26 Reputation points

    I did delete the column before saving it as a template. There are also no views using that column. It still reappears.

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